Some of Victoria’s best coaches, volunteers, umpires and facilities will be honoured for their contribution to community football next month at the 2018 Community Football Awards Night on November 9.
In its fourth year, the 2018 AFL Victoria Community Football Awards is an amalgamation of the traditional Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Awards and NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer Award events.
Of the 15,000 accredited coaches across the state, four finalists have been selected in one of five AFCA Coach of the Year award categories- Auskick, Junior, Youth, Female and Senior.
In addition, the Greg Sidebottom Memorial Umpire Coach of the Year Award will be announced, Victoria’s best community facilities will be recognised and the recipient of the prestigious Allan Jeans Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to Australian Football will be unveiled.
NAB AFL Auskick regional managers and long-time volunteers will be awarded for their efforts this season with the Half Time Recognition Awards, Service Awards and Volunteer of the Year Award.
The AFL Victoria Community Football Awards will also acknowledge the AFL Merit Awards, WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country Volunteer of the Year Award and recognise the Victorian FIDA (Football Integration Development Association) Football League All- Australian players.
STAY TUNED for a preview of the AFCA Coach of the Year nominees throughout the lead up to the event…